Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill given Royal Assent

New laws which gives the give the UK greater powers to crackdown on hostile state activity, have today received Royal Assent. The Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Act 2019 also ensures sentencing for certain terrorism offences can properly reflect the severity of the Read More …

EU considers 60-minute deadline for social networks to remove terrorist content

No longer the carrot, now the stick: the European Commission is considering imposing an hour-long deadline for social networks to remove terrorist and extremist content after voluntary measures appear to have failed. As reported by the Financial Times on Sunday, Facebook, Twitter, Read More …

Australia plans law for tech firms to hand over encrypted private data

Australia on Tuesday proposed a new law requiring technology firms such as Alphabet Inc’s Google, Facebook and Apple to give police access to private encrypted data linked to suspected illegal activities. The measure, which targets platforms the Australian government says Read More …

How US Military Hackers Prepared to Hack the Islamic State

In 2016, US Cyber Command (CYBERCOM), a part of the military tasked with conducting offensive cyber operations, hacked internet infrastructure used by the so-called Islamic State. Now, redacted versions of formerly Top Secret and other classified documents obtained by Motherboard Read More …

GCHQ chief highlights UK’s ‘critical role’ in thwarting European attacks

Speaking after meetings at NATO’s Brussels headquarters, Jeremy Fleming cited GCHQ’s involvement in disrupting terrorist activity on the continent in a bid to highlight the importance of UK-EU security links. The comments will be viewed in some quarters as a Read More …